47 - The Sunshine on My Face: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults
You won't find a simpler way to interact meaningfully and enjoyably with someone with memory impairment! Just sit down together, open this colorful and engaging book across both laps, and begin reading, reminiscing, and communing. This read-aloud book is the perfect way for family members or friends to visit or for caregiving staff to get to know residents.
In this innovative book, colorful illustrations accompany short, easy-to-read text that describes universally appealing experiences: feeling the warmth of the sun on your face, listening to music, watching children play, going for a ride in the countryside. Pictures and text together will spark boundless opportunities to discuss and remember happy times and comforting experiences.
Styled with the appeal and simplicity of a children's book but created for adult audiences, this first-of-its-kind Two-Lap Book? can serve multiple purposes:
1. Stimulate conversation and reminiscence
2. Encourage physical closeness and interaction
3. Provide a calming diversion from an upsetting episode
4. Inspire intergenerational exchanges with children
5. Increase social interaction between staff and residents
6. Promote reading skills in residents who retain their literacy
Reading The Sunshine on My Face is an instant activity - no planning or preparation required. Open it to a favorite illustration...read it from start to finish... or select just a page or two to spark an exchange. Tips on how to promote engagement with the book are provided - or just use your own creativity! Here is a natural and unlimited opportunity to rebuild connections for the person with dementia, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and related disorders.